Digital solutions for those who dare to be better.

Espeo is a digital consultancy with a strong international presence. Born in Finland and headquartered in Poland, we’ve built an international team that values transparent communication, efficiency, and craftsmanship. Our expert team builds and designs custom web and mobile applications to keep our clients on the cutting edge. Exceptional industry knowledge combined with strong technical roots is where we excel.

Throughout the project, we stand right beside our clients to consult, implement, and deliver. Our focus on deep collaboration sets us apart.

 

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Poznań, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • 180 Sansome Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    United States
  • Lapinlahdenkatu 16
    Helsinki 00180
    Finland
  • Level 17 Boulevard Plaza Tower 1 Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rahid Blvd.
    Dubai 1702
    United Arab Emirates

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our clients include BioMensio, Ensto Oy, The Guardian Soulmates, Solita, Sanoma, Ottoboni, MeBeGood, StoreMe, and Suomen Suoramainonta. Our blockchain, projects include CloseCross, Gabrotech, MakerDao, and GHP.

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CoinTracking - Cryptocurrency tracking and reporting application

Cryptocurrency tracking and reporting application

 

Among others, one of the biggest challenges for CoinTracking was to find skilled developers with expertise in cryptocurrencies. A trustworthy and reliable IT partner was needed to undertake changes to further develop the web-based platform. We adapted payment system to comply with PSD2 regulation, especially Strong Customer

Authentication (SCA), added subscription system (auto-payments) for corporate users and new type of user account: expert account. Espeo introduced new languages and tools: Amazon SQS and KMS, Go language and diagnosed and solved problems of scale. Furthermore, we implemented a queue system in order to have control over the number of running tasks, created more micro-services to scale better. We added more safety by adding encryption of sensitive data.

We delivered:

  •    Testing and improvement of existing platform

  •    Software development

 

How a blockchain application can work for the pharmaceutical supply chain

We decided to create a mobile application written in the React Native programming language based on the public Ethereum blockchain. This application simulates the supply chain operation for the medical industry and drug transport.

Blockchain in healthcare data - proof of concept

In our proof of concept application, we offer ways blockchain can empower hospitals and patients to protect medical records.

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StoreMe

StoreMe is a mobile application for both iOS and Android that enables users to store luggage in secure locations on-demand. Users can reserve space on-demand or in advance and pay hourly or daily rates. Creating a React Native mobile app for two different platforms (iOS and Android) when React Native is still quite a new technology was a challenge we happily faced. Another one was to guarantee the appropriate efficiency of the

mobile app to have a real-time display of all possible locations in a particular area.
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The Guardian Soulmates

The Guardian Soulmates is an online service designed to help people find romantic partners who share similar values. Espeo is engaged in ongoing development and maintenance of the platform. Soulmates has more than 10 years of history, so there was a need to find a technical partner that could handle that system and its huge database of users. And of course to provide excellent service. The goal was to refurbish the platform, to

create a brand new Android mobile application and update the backend part of the project to make it safe and secure.
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Pressdoor

 

PressDoor is an innovative service which allows its end-users to read their favorite digital media content in an easy and cost-efficient way. Readers can choose the single articles or themes they want to read and only pay for that. They can pay & read about football in one newsmedia and ice hockey in another.

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MakerDao

Maker is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) and offers a variety of decentralized products: their best-known is the stablecoin, Dai. Maker needed immediate assistance with testing their collateralized debt position portal, where users add collateral funds and take out loans in DAI. The product had to work before people started putting their money in.

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GabroTech

GabroTech aims to provide consumers with the ability to manage loyalty points from multiple programs. GBO will be a currency as well as a trading tool to use, exchange, and sell on one blockchain platform. Gabro's goal was to use the security of blockchain to manage loyalty points & programs. So, the initial scope of Espeo Blockchain’s involvement was to design the architecture of the complete GabroTech solution, both the

centralized part of it and all of the blockchain related building blocks and internal components.
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Sanoma

Espeo created a web-based recruitment management system for a leading media group in the Nordic countries.

This HR web application allows the end clients to create ads, manage the authority level of the employees responsible for recruiting, and create templates. The end clients can publish ads with just one click.

For the project, Espeo used advanced search and data matching technology, including

Elasticsearch.
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MeBeGood

Espeo’s key solution was the creation of an API for frontend applications and the development of two native apps (iOS and Android). The team knew that the UI was especially important: the app was made to look good and be easy to use.

The app combines activity tracking and charity: attracting users wanting to get involved in a good cause. Further engagement was possible through events that triggered push notifications.

Conversion was a major end benefit, and the possibility to analyze those conversions drew more sponsors to the application.
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AdTech

As one of the largest advertising software providers in Scandinavia, AdTech company needed solutions that would allow them to grow in the region. They approached us looking for performance exchange technology that allows their clients to buy performance-based traffic faster, and cheaper. At the same time, AdTech company wanted to retain control of access and full

insights.

One of the main challenges we faced was to take over an existing system and improve it so it can accommodate a rapidly increasing user base and transaction volume. We had a deadline of 20 months all the while delivering new features to further drive growth. Our team divided the application into microservices that scale horizontally to meet increasing demand. Our solutions have transformed the system into a highly scalable platform. The system has been transformed into a successful and scalable white label solution.

Technologies: PHP (Symfony2, Phalcon), Javascript, (Angular), CSS (SASS), Java, Amazon EC2 +, Amazon RDS, Docker, Couchbase, MongoDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache, NGINX, Jenkins, Amazon RDS, 

 

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Promise (Giftcoin)

Promise grew from Giftcoin, a charity-powered token. Their goal is to leverage power of the blockchain to manage donations and make charity spending more transparent. The goal was to prepare Giftcoin for their token launch campaign, and enable it to grow into Promise, a full-scale blockchain-based project.

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Trippmatch

Trippmatch is a next gen travel platform & community for travel buffs seeking to find their next adventure. Trippmatch plans to implement a travel platform which pays users to engage and share trip experiences on their app. 

Espeo consultants met with Trippmatch executives to determine the best way to leverage blockchain for Trippmatch's travel platform. One of the main challenges was in fleshing out the token

incentive model while also limiting token inflation. The consultation allowed our team to fully grasp our client's business model and for us to determine the best course of action for their business.
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StreetWire

Streetwire is a part of Headland Holdings Inc, a real estate technology company. Streetwire's aim is to build an encrypted ledger that stores all the data needed for real estate transactions - controlled and owned by the providers of the data. RE Ledger is StreetWire's consortium of network participants.

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GHP

GHP is a blockchain-based health platform that harnesses both a public and private blockchain to grant users instant access to their medical records. Developed by medical professionals, the solution combines practical medical industry knowledge with cutting-edge technology. GHP's plan includes a Security Token Offering.

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Biomensio

BioMensio is built on international research programs and has intellectual property of more than 15 patent families. The company’s product is a handheld reader and diagnostics-as-a-service application that can detect the presence of drugs in saliva within minutes. This is especially useful in point-of-need analytics in food safety or drug testing.

After consultations, the Espeo team decided to create a system using the

Vert.x framework and the Elasticsearch engine. This included efficient search comparison, approval and record-keeping mechanisms for documents likely to undergo thousands of changes. Thanks to the components used, the product now boasts an efficient and precise search and comparison mechanism and makes work with regulated content much more hassle-free. What’s more, the system was adapted for integration with additional platforms offering disk space (like Box.com).
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Intelligent Payments

Integration of new payment channels with Blik, Paypal etc.

Intelligent Payments Group is a Gibraltar-based processor for some of the largest eCommerce merchants in Europe. They chose Espeo as a partner taking into account our expertise in the fintech sector and technical excellence in the technology stack required by IPG. We were responsible for the delivery of recurring payments module which was a new

important functionality offered by IPG to its merchants. We were also involved in the refactoring of mobile UI of the IPG payment solutions. Furthermore, Espeo also participated in the end-to-end quality assurance process governed by the IPG, by providing full-time testers.

We delivered:

  •    Consulting and advisory

  •    Software development

  •   Automated and manual testing

 

Technology: Java (various versions), Javascript (various frameworks), Swift, PHP
 

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CollectiveCrunch

CollectiveCrunch collects technical, climate, and geographical data to crunch this information for deeper insights and predictions. They see technical data in the context of climate and geo data and predict key parameters with machine learning.

The client approached Espeo with a need to prepare a design of the new frontend application that had to be presented to pilot users of CollectiveCrunch. The

design part was followed by the implementation of the web application. Later, when the product got more traction, Espeo helped with backend refactoring and deploying the platform to the cloud. In the meantime, we also implemented a new product related to monitoring Finnish electricity networks. That was one of the use cases for machine learning algorithms and data collected in the system.

Technology: React.js, Redux, Highcharts, Node.js, Python, Azure
 

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Dreams.Build

Dreams.Build is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform based in the US state of  Virginia. The platform offers two-stage funding, digital files, an integrated community, and multi-charity donations. Users can sponsor dreams and innovations of tomorrow.

We developed the platform and handled the two-stage funding, currency conversions, and multiple bug fixes that were left from a previous developer, who

had been unable to complete the platform. The main work was around the implementation of 2-stage crowdfunding functionality into the platform.

The first stage was all or nothing and was geared to short term minimum funding. The second stage was supportive and was meant for long term stretch funding. If a project was in stage 2, it had been successfully funded and the project creator would be able to keep any funds they raised. The innovators could start working with the funds during stage 2 since funds would be transferred at the end of stage 1 and stage 2. A goal for them for provided to hit in stage 2 to help with stretch planning. Of course, innovators would still have complete control over the time of each funding stage and funding amount they needed to raise.

Espeo also did other custom work to deliver features that were specific to Dreams.Build like their digital files that needed to be downloaded

Technology: PHP, MySQL, Stripe integration

 

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Suomen Suoramainonta

Distribution companies operating all over Finland together with Suomen Suoramainonta Oy constitute SSM Distribution Group. Together they produce the largest private and nationwide unaddressed distribution network in Finland. Their direct distribution reaches ca. 2.4 million households. About 1.2 billion distribution products go through their distribution network every year.

Espeo was solely responsible

for web application development and its deployment to the client’s infrastructure. We developed the backend using Java 8, Spring. Vaadin was used for the webview and its communication with the backend. RabbitMQ facilitated data synchronization between the system developed and other applications in the client ecosystem.

 

The project started in August 2016. We started with a scrum team of four and over the course of 2017, the team grew to eight. Once the goal of the project was reached and the rollout to other Distribution Groups started the project went into maintenance mode with minimum development and a smaller team. Now (April 2019) the team is being upscaled again as the new owner of the company wants to expand the capabilities of the platform

Technology: Java, Spring, Vaadin, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, jOOQ, Liquibase, Docker

 

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MapVida

MapVida is a neighborhood data and city translation app that provides local context to rental, home and travel searches. MapVida wanted to give their users access to real estate analytics, with easy-to-use maps and search tools. The solution that Espeo provided is an iOS app that presents charts and analytics of neighborhoods based on raw data stored on the application. The data is updated via backend through the

MapVida API when the statistics change. The app allows users to compare and filter neighborhoods and search for similar places. Highcharts was used for drawing the Charts and Google Maps for drawing the neighborhoods on the map.

The solution that Espeo provided was an iOS app that presents charts and analytics of neighborhoods based on raw data stored on the application. The data was updated via backend through the MapVida API when the statistics changed. The app allowed users to compare and filter neighborhoods and search for similar places. Highcharts was used for drawing the charts and Google Maps for drawing the neighborhoods on the map. The backend part was done using a .NET stack, along with a MSSQL database. The data rendering part on the web application part was also done using the Highcharts library. Testing of the delivered solutions was also a part of the project.
 

Technology: iOS, Swift, .NET, MS SQL Server
 

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TinyApp

TinyApp is an application dedicated to establishing a link between parents and teachers in kindergartens. It’s a smart pedagogical assistant inspired by Finnish education and co-created with teachers. The key concept behind the app is making parenting and teaching easier while creating a more supportive environment for the children.

Developers provided by Espeo Software

have recouped a two-month delay accrued under a previous vendor. They work in two-week segments that allow time for proper planning and review, which aids relationship building. They provide personalized service tailored to the client’s unique challenges.

React Native was used for the technology stack and for simultaneous development of two mobile apps for the leading mobile platforms (Android, iOS). The app had to facilitate two- way, instant communication, including sending attachments such as videos, pdf documents, and photos. There were also some additional features such as notifications and checking absence.  Due to the Finnish roots of the team behind TinyApp, we also created a multilingual interface, including Swedish, English, and Finnish as the main languages.

Technology: React Native, Ruby on Rails
 

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Daybreak Chita

In the life sciences sector, formal issues in drug review paperwork can cost companies billions of dollars in wasted efforts. Day Break’s Chita is a content integrity and collaboration platform for the modern digital life sciences workplace.

CHITA wanted to create a safer and easier workflow system for documents. This system would automate the review and approval process in the pharmaceutical industry.

Espeo

consultants proposed a system using the Vert.x framework and the Elasticsearch engine. We included an efficient search comparison, approval, and record-keeping mechanisms for documents at all levels of review. With these solutions, the platform now works much more efficiently making working with regulated content much easier. Additionally, the system integrates with additional platforms enabling greater disk space.

Technologies: Elasticsearch, Vert.x, Java, Docker

 

Reviews

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Software Development for Video Contract Service

"Their ability to understand our business as a whole was very helpful."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - July 2020
Project summary: 

Espeo Software developed custom software for a video contract cloud service startup. The team utilized product specification and design workshops to further evolve the design of the service.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Tomas Westerholm
CEO, Sessio Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The service fulfills the needs of the internal team and has received positive feedback from customers. Espeo Software communicates effectively with the internal team, ensuring a smooth workflow. The team is creative, flexible, and hard-working.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Founder of a startup who is developing a video contract cloud service. Video contract means a contract which is created using video call and not textual or typing based methods.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Espeo Software, and what were your goals?

Product Specification & Design Workshop. That is, working together with us to further evolve the design of the service. The goal was to get a ready development plan to be implemented including the detail enough level tasks estimated.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?

We have known the company for a long time. They have good references and smart sales and tech team. Competitive pricing compared to our local market.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

Study included these topics on a general level:

  • User registration
  • User login
  • Payments with SMS
  • Notifications
  • Paying for subscriptions for plans
  • Video calling
  • Recording contracts
  • Access to recorded contracts
  • Sharing access to contracts
  • Gallery of contracts
  • Onboarding wizard
  • Storage of the videos on the ledger
  • Payments integration
  • Defining contract templates

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

CTO as the core counterpart with main thinking and few assisting persons to refine the documents and create some visual material.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

Too valuable results to be shared publicly. General feedback is that the service was delivered as promised, the service itself was well productised and it full filled our needs.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

Communication was smooth vai Google cloud tools. Meetings were agreed as stated beforehand in service description.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

CTO's capability to understand and evolve the potential of the whole idea into a tangible business plan schema, topics, technical implementation and cost estimate. Their ability to understand our business as a whole was very helpful.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

It would be greed to ask for more.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Outsourcing for Cybersecurity Products Company

“They have their own self-discipline to deliver quality work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software provides development outsourcing services to a cybersecurity products company. The allotted resources develop server-side code for cryptocurrency wallets using JavaScript and Node.js.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Guy Peer
Owner & VP R&D, Unbound Tech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Espeo Software delivers top-tier work. The developers are not only very skilled but also require minimal oversight and facilitate an effortless outsourcing experience. Their high quality standards add value to the partnership. Internal stakeholders hope to expand the collaboration in the future.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner and VP of R&D at Unbound Tech. We develop products for the cybersecurity fields, including a platform for enterprise organizations to secure their assets. Part of our platform provides the ability to secure cryptocurrency wallets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Espeo Software?

We were looking to boost our development and expand our team. We needed more development power in areas where we don’t have different expertise.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Espeo Software helps us develop cryptocurrency wallets, such as for Bitcoin. They use JavaScript and Node.js. The wallet integrates with the part of the platform that we developed on one side, and with the cryptocurrency platforms on the other side. What they develop goes into our server-side code.

What is the team composition?

We had a range of 1–3 people working for us in the beginning. With COVID-19, we now only have one person helping us.

How did you come to work with Espeo Software?

We have someone in Israel that is representing a few different companies in Poland, and he introduced us to them.

How much have you invested with them?

My company has spent €60,000 (approximately $70,500 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They have very concrete milestones and deliveries that we eventually test and use. The KPIs are mostly around delivering quality work on time. We’re very pleased with the work that they’re doing. The specific resources working with us are high-quality people. They know what they’re doing and understand the domain. They have good development skills, and they’re responsible.

How did Espeo Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I asked for a low-touch process, and that’s what we got. I didn’t want to do any of the management. I wanted to be able to provide them with the spec and some basic guidelines and then let them do everything else, and this is what the process is. We communicate via Slack. We interact on an as-needed basis. I’m satisfied with the project management and communication.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have their own self-discipline to deliver quality work. They want to do a good job, unrelated to our KPIs and requirements. This is very appealing to me; in many cases working with outsourcing companies, they want to deliver and move on, and quality isn’t always an important element of their work. Espeo Software’s resources have high standards that are unrelated to what we require, which I think is the most valuable aspect of our work together.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m really pleased. Hopefully, we can expand our collaboration in the future.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Dev for Healthcare Solutions Firm

"The team is good at researching and reviewing our software development projects."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software helped a small technology company to streamline its white paper, turning incoherent ideas into a well-organized document. Additionally, the team conducted a financial analysis.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Lagos, Nigeria
Gerald Damasus
Project Management Director, AfriHealth Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Espeo Software is a punctual, transparent partner that has managed to complete every task. The team carries out strong software reviews, which has led to a successful partnership. Additionally, they are always available to answer the business’ questions, making for a pleasant relationship.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the project management director of AfriHealth Limited, a small technology company developing software solutions using blockchain technology to solve healthcare problems in Africa.

We connect people in Africa with services that are available elsewhere in the world such as ambulances, access to pharmacies, and quick access to health insurance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Espeo Software?

We had just gone from the concept stage to trying to put our ideas together. Initially, we brought the team on to put together our white paper and do a financial analysis of what we were trying to build.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Espeo Software helped us streamline our white paper, which was more of a cacophony of ideas at that point. We had a couple of conversations with them, and they delivered a coherent and comprehensive white paper. The team then brought on a consultant who worked on the financial aspect. 

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact is Dominik (Software Consulting Director & Partner). I’ve also interacted with other team members, including Francois (Business & Tech Consultant).

How did you come to work with Espeo Software?

I found them through a Google search when I was looking for a company that would understand blockchain technology.

How much have you invested with them?

The first set of services was 1,000€ (approximately $1,130 USD), and since August 2019, we’ve been spending 800€ (approximately $900 USD) per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in June 2019, and it’s ongoing. We’ve passed the initial stages, so we’ve kept Espeo Software on in a consulting role for software stacks, software reviews, web technologies. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The team is good at researching and reviewing our software development projects. When I have an issue with what my developers are doing, I usually turn to Espeo Software to ask them questions and to get ahead in the project.

It’s been a successful partnership by any metric we can measure. It has truly been worth the money we’ve spent. 

How did Espeo Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is always on time. If Dominik says something will be ready on Wednesday, he will definitely present it to us on Wednesday. The team is always punctual, so we haven’t had any problems in this respect.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve enjoyed the relationship, and they’ve been able to complete every task.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything right now. Whenever there’s something else I require, there’s always someone on their team who they can bring in. It’s been a great relationship, so far. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Believe in this team because they know what they’re doing. Don’t doubt what they can do.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been wonderful. I haven’t had any cause for concern.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

Web & Mobile Dev for Cryptocurrency Solution

"They're a great team to work with – very professional and committed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software is working to develop a web-based platform and mobile app that analyzes cryptocurrency trades and generates real-time reports.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Dariusz Kachel
CEO & Founder, CoinTracking GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team's services continue to help stabilize and optimize the solution. The specialists excel at tackling complex challenges such as implementing tax reporting functionality. Customers can expect a responsive, flexible team that's focused on providing real value.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CEO and founder of CoinTracking, a platform for cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and tax reporting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Espeo Software?

Mainly web backend, mobile development and server infrastructure.

What were your goals for this project?

Improving the performance of the system, adding new functionalities, using new technologies, improving quality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Espeo contacted me and I did some deeper research on the company. Besides their excellent communication skills, I have chosen Espeo as I needed a trustworthy partner and skilled developers with expertise in cryptocurrencies.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Espeo is working on CoinTracking which is a platform to analyze customer crypto trades and generates real-time reports on profit and loss, the value of coins, realized and unrealized gains, reports for taxes and much more. They’re developing a web app as well as mobile: iOS and Android and also take care of the server infrastructure.

What was the team composition?

The main development team consists of 2 fullstack developers, 2 mobile developers (iOS and Android), devops, but it’s changing in time depending on the needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

After the first months of cooperation with Espeo, the system became more stable and they did a number of optimization work. They have implemented an extensive subscription mechanism for corporate accounts and are working on complex tax reports.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Communication is at a high level. We have daily contact with the Espeo team, they’re very responsive. However, I try to avoid divisions into "our" and "their" team and we treat everyone as one team. We use popular tools that are currently standard in IT, e.g. Jira or Slack, which facilitates this. We avoid unnecessary meetings and the team tries to use their time effectively.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're a great team to work with – very professional and committed. Easy to communicate, they are flexible in their work and do what it takes to provide the required value.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In general, it’s hard to find any specific area for improvement. Adding additional Mobile Dev to the team sometimes needs time, as they don’t always have free mobile dev available.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Blockchain Dev & Mobile Design for Fintech Company

“They performed very well, meeting the expectations that we set for providers.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2017 - August 2018
Project summary: 

Espeo Software developed backend blockchain technology for a fintech company, creating a mobile app. They used JavaScript and React Native to build out the app’s functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
CTO, Fintech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overall, the quality of the deliverables and the team’s expertise impressed the partner in the development of the app. When new engineers were introduced to the project, they executed effectively after coming up to speed. Their willingness to work closely with the internal staff went far.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of a fintech company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Espeo Software?

We hired Espeo Software to assist us in developing a new product we were creating.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The software house provided us with software development services, including testing. We fully outsourced the development process to them, so they were the only developers working on the platform. The solution is a mobile fintech trading platform that operates using blockchain technology. They coupled their blockchain development with JavaScript and React Native programming work to bring the functionality of the product to life. 

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact was Sylwia (Project Manager, Espeo Software). Otherwise, the team was about five people. At times, there were less if our scope was smaller at the moment.

How did you come to work with Espeo Software?

It was critical for us that our partner had some sort of blockchain experience. I knew of them from our cooperation on another project, outside of our business. That’s why we involved them here.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about €200,000 (approximately $221,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from around June 2017–August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Overall, they provided us with a high-quality team. There were a few cases in which they brought new members onto the project, so it took some extra time to bring those members up to speed. However, they could deliver quite fast when it came down to it. 

How did Espeo Software perform from a project management standpoint?

It was quite effective, and we had no problems in terms of project management. Some individuals performed excellently, standing out with their management and communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They performed very well, meeting the expectations that we set for providers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If your project is well-funded, I’d recommend this company. If you don’t have strong funding, because this partnership can be costly.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them.

Design & Dev for News Platform

"Regular demos, backlog planning, and ad hoc meetings as needed assured the quality."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software designed a news platform. Using JavaScript and React, they implemented features, integrated payment gateways, connected it to the editor’s CMS, and conducted testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Mikael Johnson
Deputy Managing Director, PressDoor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The MVP was built on time and in-budget, and a public beta was launched within three months. Communicative, Espeo Software was proactive and asked questions to ensure a successful project. They delivered high-quality work and are recommended.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide e-commerce services for news and magazine media, enabling easy access to good content. Our service makes paying simple, lets readers read at once, and commit step-by-step. Our start-up company was founded in 2015, with a core team in Helsinki. I am the Deputy Managing Director and had the role of Product Owner in the project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Espeo Software?

We needed software muscle to help build our MVP with speed and low risk. Today’s digital media publishing needs new solutions to attract new loyal customers. Our service is a digital solution that has been designed to create growth in customer revenue by allowing content providers to make new products offers and by increasing their reach beyond their current customers.

What were your goals for this project?

The solution had to offer a fresh take on smooth payments for the news and magazine media industry. It needed to be integrated to leading payment gateways, such as direct carrier billing and credit card billing. Current content should be effortlessly rebundled. To readers, the service had to look like a federated payment wallet for digital media, but without the need to put money in the wallet in advance. The solution had to be easily integrated with publishers' content management systems, so modern javascript and react solutions fit the project well.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We met a vendor sales representative at a funding event. This vendor was one of two vendors that we started the project with to avoid lock-in. This vendor had good recommendations, was familiar with startup companies, had a good agile software development process, and competitive pricing.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We created the specifications & requirements in the form of epics, stories and wireframes. They created the designs, implemented the features in 1-week sprints, did automated and manual testing. Our lead integrator and project manager put the parts together and supervised the process. Regular demos, backlog planning, and ad hoc meetings as needed assured the quality.

What was the team composition?

The vendor provided 2-4 developers, a part-time designer, a part-time tester, and a part-time project manager. Half-way in the project, 3 of the resources changed unexpectedly, but the replacing resources were also skilled and were soon able to effectively contribute to the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We were ready to integrate with publishers within 4 months of the project start and started our public beta 3 months later. The MVP was built on time and budget.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The vendor's project management and communication suited this partly out-sourced startup project very well. We communicated with agile ways of working in suitable tools such as Slack, Jira, Github, Google Meets / Skype / Appear.in, Zeplin.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Professional communication with the development team. The developers were proactive with requirements that needed more business specifications and had the capacity to fill in the blanks.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In general, we are impressed with the quality of the work. Our only concern has been to find a suitable testing process on a tight budget.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Development for Educational Management Tool

"The most impressive strengths this company has presented are persistence, team-work, and perspective."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software developed a web application for an education management tool. This included front- and backend development and testing services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Anna Hallikainen
Pedagogical Lead, The Mighty United Oy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app has attracted a strong base of users and interest. Espeo Software establishes a smooth workflow through communication and collaboration. The team invests themselves in the success of their client's projects to ensure they deliver quality results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide schools with a browser-based application to monitor and enhance well-being through positive pedagogy and character development. Since being founded in 2016 we have now users on multiple continents. I am the pedagogical lead and product, development manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Espeo Software?

We needed to include top-notch developers to our production team in order to reach our goals in providing a relevant solution to our clients. The need for building a new platform and responding to critical requirements was acknowledged.

What were your goals for this project?

The end result (application) had to be a stable yet flexible solution, so that it would enable the designed use but could be built on in later stages of development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our CTO of that time had received positive references of the vendor. After starting the project we were very pleased to find communication skills and work standards were on par with our wishes.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The company provided us basically four kinds of services:

  1. Backend development
  2. Frontend development
  3. Testing
  4. Business consulting

What was the team composition?

The project team has included a project manager and two developers, the other of the latter has focused more on testing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The new application platform i.e. new version has attracted new users and general interest in surprising amounts. We have accumulated more users than we set out for and in addition, they have also used the application more actively.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Deadlines and work frames (sprints) were treated with respect and met in a very meticulous manner. Even though plans were executed, there was still room and understanding to meet the needs of a start-up business (fast, unexpected). Communication and managing workflow was fluent with mutually agreed tools. The project team was willing to optimize processes if seen necessary.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most impressive strengths this company has presented are persistence, team-work, and perspective. The genuine interest to mutually grow the business and build a relevant product has been visible in everything they did for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Generally, the expectations were high to begin with and being met by 97 %, there are only a few suggestions for improvement. Perhaps in the project management side, proactiveness in reviewing product development direction could help in some cases - suggesting an in-house expert of the relevant field to go through the plans.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Just excellent!
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Competitive & fair.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Wonderful!
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Luggage Storage Company

"I’m impressed with the technology excellence Espeo delivers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

Espeo created a mobile and web app for an on-demand luggage storage company. Built with AWS and written in React, their team provided full-stack development and integrated a pre-existing UI/UX.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Peter Korbel
CEO & Founder, StoreMe Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team successfully built the technology that was necessary for the business to succeed. They excel with a wide array of technologies. Knowledgeable and creative, their team was able to answer all questions and cooperated well. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of StoreMe - a mobile & web application that enables users to store luggage in secure locations on-demand. Users can reserve space on-demand or in advance and pay hourly or daily rates.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Espeo Software?

We hired Espeo to create a mobile app for Android and iOS and also a web application

What were your goals for this project?

We set to use React Native technology. We wanted to build a backend system in order to create a proper marketplace service. The system works as a SaaS which means any location can become the so-called “host” which share their space to store luggage.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected this vendor after deep search and talks with a few companies from European and the US market. Espeo had great communication skills and very good references. Their track record of web and mobile app projects and impressive technology skills convinced us to start the cooperation.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The project began in August 2017 and lasted until January 2018, then it was first launched on iOS. Later in 2018, a version for Android was released. Now the project is being sustained. Espeo was responsible for developing the whole system. The app is created on AWS (ECS, S3, SQS, SNS, SES, IAM, CodeBuild, LoadBalancer, Autoscaling). The database used is MongoDB. The web application for managing hosts is written in React, while the back-end is based on Node.js and the app itself is written in React Native.

What was the team composition?

In the development process three full-stack developers, a tester, and a project manager participated.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

I came to Espeo with our mobile app’s UX/UI fully designed and they developed the tech to power our app from start to finish. That’s what you look for in a tech partner and they delivered.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our cooperation was easy and effective. Their team is full of knowledgeable people who serve support and give needed answers when it’s necessary. We feel like they are part of our internal team, although we don’t see each other on a daily basis.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’m impressed with the technology excellence Espeo delivers. They excel at wide range of technologies and are technology agnostic what gives us certainty they choose the right technology span for us and fit technology to business requirements and not the other way around. I would also stress a proactive engagement model as something which we found extremely important. Espeo’s consultants didn’t blindly follow our commands, they recommended us the best solutions and advise on the project scope and technology site through the whole app creation process.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can't think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS, Android, & Web App Support for Publishing Company

“Espeo Software definitely has the passion to get things done.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software provides web and mobile development for a desktop site with paired mobile apps for Android and iOS. The team provides maintenance and fixes issues customers experience to enhance the UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Melissa Christian
Ecommerce Business Manager, Guardian News & Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Espeo Software excels at project management. Using a combination of tools and technology, they maintain an open and responsive line of dialogue. The enthusiastic and dedicated team offers full-stack development expertise for frontend and backend. Their work has garnered positive feedback so far.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The Guardian is a publishing company. We publish newspapers in print as well as through apps. My role here is managing our online dating service that works on mobile apps and desktop. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Espeo Software?

From what I understand, Espeo Software took over from our previous developers who were no longer able to do the work we required. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Espeo Software monitors and maintains our website as well as our mobile apps for Android and iOS. They provide both frontend and backend development. I work with them quite closely on one- or two-week sprints. The team develops on all the different platforms we use. They fix any issues that they find or that we raise and continuously look for ways to improve the site and create a better user experience. 

Recently, they started making various improvements to our iOS app's usability and functionality. They've resolved quite a few complaints we received from our users. Espeo Software has also been preparing to launch the Android version of our app this week. 

What is the team composition? 

We've probably with about six people in total from Espeo Software. In addition to the desktop team, they have dedicated individuals for iOS and Android. 

How did you come to work with Espeo Software?

I started my role this May 2018, but Espeo Software has worked with us since last year. My boss initially reached out to and hired them, so I don't know the specifics. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together since November 2017. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We haven't put a system in place to track metrics yet. In general, though, we've received positive feedback about Espeo Software’s work so far. Our experience has been excellent. 

How did Espeo Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Espeo Software has been brilliant at project management. We manage the engagement in 1–2-week sprints. Tools we use include YouTrack for planning. Slack is our primary communication channel. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm most impressed by the team's project management and communication skills. Espeo Software definitely has the passion to get things done.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The team could work a little bit more collaboratively across desktop, Android, and iOS.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No, I can't think of anything. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web-Based Management System Dev for Electrical Manufacturer

"Their communication is exceptionally responsive and effortless."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Espeo Software designed and implemented a web-based management system. With the InVision framework and code base complete, the product is nearing release.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Porvoo, Finland
Aulis Flod
Project Coordinator, Ensto Oy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The system’s updated design has garnered positive feedback from test users and internal sales staff. Espeo’s seamless communication was instrumental in project operations, though the team did experience frequent personnel changes and demonstrate occasional technical inexperience. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a project coordinator for Ensto, a family company that manufactures electric and electromechanical components for an international market. Designed for domestic and industrial uses, our product portfolio includes electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Espeo Software?

We hired them to implement a web-based EV charging station management system.  

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to quickly update our system with a new, modern look.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our new directors recommended Espeo based on previous experience. 

Describe the project in detail.

The entire system was first modeled with InVision's design web service, which was fast and highly interactive. Espeo then started building the system base code. This phase required little interaction apart from progress reporting. The collaboration picked back up when visible parts of the system began surfacing, and we now communicate daily. We expect to release the final product soon.

What was the team composition?

The Espeo team includes two developers (one frontend, one backend), one designer, and a project manager, with the upcoming addition of one test engineer.  Our project owner and two of our project coordinators are also involved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our sales staff and initial test customers were highly impressed with the design of new system as compared to our old one. We can consider the project a success, since all required features to date have been implemented.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We began with Kanban and Slack almost exclusively. We later switched to Scrum for the weekly meetings. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication is exceptionally responsive and effortless.  They speak fluent English and attend to every question.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We are concerned about the developers changing so frequently. Transferring domain and architecture knowledge from one developer to another always takes time and effort, at best, and, at worst, creates the possibility for system vulnerabilities. We also noticed that some service delivery frameworks were reused, which suggests to us that knowledge of the technology is a bit insufficient.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer